June 27, 2018
Praying you are having a blessed summer! Please see “Filled With the Fullness of Life” at http://srmarymichael.wordpress.com
In Christ’s Love,
Sister Mary Michael, C.K.
From our SFA Presidents
Dear St. Peter’s Families,
We hope you are all enjoying a fun and relaxing summer! Although it seems like we just got through our last day of school, it is already time to start thinking about the upcoming school year. First and foremost, we would like to thank the outgoing School Family Association Board Co-Presidents, Scott and Keely Preister. Their work over the past three years as officers has greatly enriched and benefited our school community. We are pleased to begin the year as Co-Presidents and look forward to working with the administration, teachers and school families. The partnership of support between these groups at St. Peter’s School continues to positively impact the lives of our children each day in their learning environment.
Whether you are a new family or have had children here for many years, there are several ways to be involved and continue to build support for our school:
We would like to extend our appreciation for all those who have participated in and/or assisted with the fundraiser in the past. This is a great example of what we can accomplish when we all pull together the gifts of time, talent and treasure. This annual fundraiser has been very successful in the past years, last year raising over $40,000, to go along with our other ongoing efforts through the Scrip program. Many families have contributed to these programs and the school greatly benefits as you are helping the SFA achieve the goals that support our school with the many needed school costs and programs. This year the school fundraiser will be “Play for Peter”.
We are greatly blessed to have a wonderful Catholic education available to our children and are grateful for the many opportunities available to them at St. Peter School. The support of the school families has been and will continue to be an important part of our school. We are looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year and are excited to serve both the school and school families.
Sincerely with the Grace of God,
Pat and Sarah Hodge
SFA Board Co-Presidents
SUMMER E-MAIL INFORMATION can be found at our website including the Supply List, Calendar, school lunch information, emergency form, sports application, used uniform consignment info, Extended Day forms and picture day. Forms are due in the school office Friday, July 27. We appreciate your completion of the forms so we can get the processing done before your children arrive. You may slide them under the school doors by the elevator when you come to Mass on Sunday or any weekday.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Our school is as great as we make it! By volunteering, we can help make our school better and have an opportunity to provide a positive impact on our children’s education. What better way to teach our children the spirit of giving, than by the example of giving of ourselves? Each of us can make a difference and we value YOU, our volunteers! Click on Volunteer and take a few minutes to sign up. Please do so by July 27.
CLASS LISTS will be posted the first weekend in August on the cafeteria doors. Our Acceptable Use for Technology prohibits electronic duplication of the lists, so we ask that you do not take pictures of the lists to send them to others.
ARE NOON DISMISSAL and 1:00 Dismissal days difficult for your family? This year, there will be a total of ten days where we have dismissal at noon (3) or 1:00 (7). We have spaces for about a dozen children to enroll in Extended Day and attend only on those TEN days. Your children must be picked up before 6:00pm. There is a one-time fee for the year. It includes a snack, and there is no additional registration fee.
1 child: $125
2 Children: $200
3 or more children: $250
Printable Registration form can be found on our website. Payment is due at time of registration.
DISMISSAL GROUPS If you are new to our school or wish to change your child’s dismissal group, please stop by the school lobby table on “Meet the Teacher” day on Tuesday, August 14. New families we will explain the dismissal process at the table. Please stop by the table and sign your child up for a group. Our children report to 1 of 13 dismissal sites to leave the building based on the route and the means (car/walk) by which they get home. Four hundred children dismiss in an ordered manner in just a few minutes with this process.
HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT Reminder that we have eliminated all edible birthday treats in the classrooms, including soda in the Jr. High. Thank you for your efforts in helping to keep our school healthy. It is a sad day when a child brings treats and has to take them back home. Trust me it is sad for the teacher as well as the student(s). We appreciate your cooperation.
UNIFORMS – DENNIS UNIFORM try-on sale will be Sunday-Monday, July 22-23 from 10:00am-6:00pm at the John XXIII Center (click on Dennis for details). Please remember to use Dennis Uniform Scrip for your purchases. USED UNIFORM SALE (Cash Only) will be Sunday, July 22 from 1:00-5:00pm in Vasa Hall (click on Used Uniforms for details).
SCHOOL PICTURES (Pegasus School Images) for all school families will be taken Monday, August 14 from 4-8:15pm. Younger siblings may have their picture taken as well. (Picture day is the same day as “Meet the Teacher”, which runs from 6-7:00pm.)
Appointments: You must make an appointment for each child who will have their picture taken. Beginning today, visit our back to school page to access Pick-A-Time and the instructions to make the appointment(s). There will be a check-in station on picture day to avoid congestion. See the website for further picture information. Picture Retake day will be September 5. If you are unable to come August 14 or don’t care for either of your poses, you may have a free retake. The retakes come with two proofs, just like the first set.
CATHOLIC SPORTS LEAGUE SIGNUP SHEET for 7th and 8th graders interested in participating. See the back to school page for a printable application. Our league has an equal play rule where all who go out for the sport get to play the same amount. The program provides a great way to learn the games well, and is not intended to be highly competitive.
EVALUATION Parents, would you please help us out with this short school evaluation? Thanks and God bless.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES We are again offering the website https://shop.classbundl.com/1682 for those of you who would like to use a package offer on obtaining your school supplies for this fall. Click on the grade level for your child to see what is needed. No matter when you order, 5% always goes back in cash to St. Peter. All orders are delivered to your house, and one can order a whole list or just certain things off a list. Some families enjoy the hunt for school supplies, this is for those who do not enjoy the hunt.